Who Commits Crimes? - mindmap.

A mindmap containing statistic information on who commits crimes and some suggested reasons for why these groups of people in society are likely to commit crime.

Part of the Crime & Deviance topic of GCSE Sociology.

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Cities are
usually very
there are more
Labelling and
criminals in the
populated area.
can result in There are Also, the higher
the media more shops the population,
portraying and other Chivalry factor:
the more
criminals in business studies show
certain way, buildings that females
to commit
and therefore in cities so are let off by
crime because Males act
policemen there is more Cities: crime judges in court
there are in violent,
looking for opportunity to rate is higher more than
more victims. aggressive or Boys have
certain criminal commit crimes in inner men because
'types' when deviant ways more
such as shop cities than women are
they report to fulfill the opportunity
lifting, robbery, elsewhere. seen as more
their crimes. stereotype of than girls to
theft, criminal vulnerable. masculinity to
damage etc. commit crime
be tough and as family allow
risk-taking. boys to stay
out longer and
Place more often
Statistic reliabilty as boys are
seen to be able
to look after
Males: the giving them
Who commits male crime rate more freedom.
Young: 40%
Young people
of offenders
crime? Gender is over 4 times
the female
are more
prone to peer are aged Age crime rate.
pressure, between 14-20
meaning their years of age.
peers are more Society
likely to make socializes
them want to
Social class
boys to be
commit crime Teenagers tough and
to fit in with are often Working class more aggressive
labelled by the Influence by
the group. people may than girls e.g.
media and by the media:
feel as though family give
elderly people People with males in
people of boys more
as 'trouble- low incomes films are
Working class: higher status violent toys
makers' do not have as tough, rappers
people with low look down like toy guns
Young people therefore much money in music
incomes are on them (canalization)
are often leading to to buy nice industry glamorize
overpopulated and become
part of small self-fulfilling things so they crime.
in prison. frustrated,
subcultures of this label. steal or shoplift leading to
that may have items because them rebelling
anti-authority they feel against society
attitudes they should by acting
and beliefs get luxuries criminal or
e.g. gangs like this too. deviant (status


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